Mark Nortcliffe

Clinical Director / Owner

GDC registration 166854.

Mark has been in the dental profession for over a decade, being involved in management every step of the way, helping re-brand practices and marketing to every day management, he has a true passion for this so when the opportunity to run and manage his own dental practice arose he welcomed the challenge ahead and began working on his dream with business partners Nick and Debbie Jones. Mark enjoys spending time with his family and partner Katie and is an avid fan of formula one.

Dr. Ben Smith

Dentist

GDC registration 79433. BDS, MFDS RCS Edin, DipConSed Newcastle 2001.

Ben gained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2001, going on to acquire additional valuable postgraduate skills and experience through hospital and general practice training.

During this time period, he developed an interest in helping people with anxieties and phobias related to their dental care, completed his core training in conscious sedation techniques and also gained his MFDS at RCS Edinburgh in 2003.

Stephen Zsigmond

Dentist

GDC registration 192421. BChD 2010 University of Leeds.

Stephen’s friendly, enthusiastic and confident approach has resulted in a dedicated following of patients. He has a focused and logical manner and enjoys the journey of taking an anxious patient to a place where they are happy to regularly attend, and can be proud of their teeth and smile.

Stephen has also completed post graduate training in cosmetic dentistry, composites, crowns, veneers as well as invisible orthodontics, to be able to give his patients the smile they’ve always wanted.

Dr Mihaela Paun

Dentist

GDC registration 262027. (DMD) ‘Grigore T.Popa’ University of Medicine & Pharmacy 2015.

Mihaela has a passion for preventative dentistry, creating perfect smiles with orthodontics and changing anxious patients outlook on dentistry. She prides herself in keeping up to date with modern dentistry techniques and applying those techniques to the benefit of her clients comfort and oral hygiene.

Mika got married in July 2015 and lives in York with her husband who is an engineer. When not at work Mika likes to engross herself in science fiction dramas and is an avid watcher of Game of Thrones and The Vikings, in addition she also likes reading sci-fi books.

Samantha Hine

Dental Hygienist

GDC registration 278679. Diploma in Dental Hygiene, Leeds Dental Institute 2018.

Sam has worked in healthcare for over 10 years, and now enjoys working across both our practices in York and Driffield.

Sam moved from West Sussex to Leeds, to peruse a career in dentistry, and to complete her studies at Leeds Dental Institute. She finds working as a dental hygienist very rewarding, and feels lucky to have found such lovely, friendly practices to work in after qualifying. Sam likes to take a gentle and caring approach to patient care, and enjoys helping patients to feel at ease, in order to achieve their best level of oral health.

When not working Sam likes to go on adventures with her dog Baxter (getting taken for a walk by the dog!). She loves spending time with friends and family, and would also like to travel more and visit new places.

Kelly Yates RDN

Reception Manager / Dental Nurse

GDC registration 267571.

Kelly went away from the dental profession in 2003 and returned in 2013, where she started as a Receptionist / Trainee dental nurse with Crystal Clear.

Having been with Crystal Clear for quite a few years, Kelly is now Reception Manager, looking after the day to day running of the business which she very much enjoys having the extra responsibilities. Kelly really likes to look after all her staff members which helps to keep a happy team, this is really important to her.

When Kelly isn’t having a very much needed admin day, she really loves working front of house, seeing her patients, which some she has known for sometime.

When not at work Kelly very much enjoys spending time with her husband Rich, son and the new addition to her family “Perro” the much loved Black Lab. They all like to go on long walks whenever they can.

Jessica Ayre

Lead Dental Nurse RDN

GDC registration 284982.

Jessica has recently moved to York to be nearer her twin sister and to discover new job opportunities.

When given the chance to train as a dental nurse Jessica jumped at this and very much enjoys learning new skills performing to a high standard to make the dental experience, relaxed and enjoyable, for both the patients and the dentist she is working with. Socially Jessica enjoys seeing her friends, family and walking her dog Banjo.

Also having recently passed her driving test this has given Jessica a chance to explore all that York has to offer and given her a new lease on life.

Pollyann Wright

Trainee Dental Nurse

Polly joined Crystal Clear in October 2018, after working as a nursery nurse for a few years she decided she wanted a new challenge. Polly very much enjoys being a trainee dental nurse, she has embraced learning new skills along with completing all course work that is set for her week by week. Polly particularly likes talking with patients to make them feel happy and relaxed whilst they’re in our care.

Polly loves going out with her boyfriend and dog Jake for a day of exploring come rain or shine. And when Polly isn’t out on an adventure she likes nothing better than watching a good movie or challenging people on the XBox.

Michelle Savage

3D Lipo Therapist / Tattoo Laser Removal Technician

Michelle has been a makeup artist for the last 10 years, and although she still works freelance she joined the 3D team because she wanted a new challenge. Having been a patient of ours last year and loving the results of her 3d Lipo course she was fascinated by the science behind the aesthetic of body and facial contouring using non evasive procedures.

Michelle could win an Olympic gold medal in chatting and asking questions (Just ask the boss!) She is friendly and likes to put every client at ease – knowing exactly how they feel as she’s been there herself.

Like everyone at the practice Michelle is an animal lover and in her spare time loves nothing more than walking her two Labradors Riley and Gus.

Millie

Practice Mascot

Millie is the much-loved, bouncy boxer puppy that vies to “rule the roost” in Ben’s house. Never shy to share an opinion, Millie is happy to pass on her guidance to anyone in earshot!.

Mark

Mark Nortcliffe

Clinical Director / Owner

GDC registration 166854.

Mark has been in the dental profession for over a decade, being involved in management every step of the way, helping re-brand practices and marketing to every day management, he has a true passion for this so when the opportunity to run and manage his own dental practice arose he welcomed the challenge ahead and began working on his dream with business partners Nick and Debbie Jones. Mark enjoys spending time with his family and partner Katie and is an avid fan of formula one.

Ben

Dr. Ben Smith

Dentist

GDC registration 79433. BDS, MFDS RCS Edin, DipConSed Newcastle 2001.

Ben gained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2001, going on to acquire additional valuable postgraduate skills and experience through hospital and general practice training.

During this time period, he developed an interest in helping people with anxieties and phobias related to their dental care, completed his core training in conscious sedation techniques and also gained his MFDS at RCS Edinburgh in 2003.

Stephen

Stephen Zsigmond

Dentist

GDC registration 192421. BChD 2010 University of Leeds.

Stephen’s friendly, enthusiastic and confident approach has resulted in a dedicated following of patients. He has a focused and logical manner and enjoys the journey of taking an anxious patient to a place where they are happy to regularly attend, and can be proud of their teeth and smile.

Stephen has also completed post graduate training in cosmetic dentistry, composites, crowns, veneers as well as invisible orthodontics, to be able to give his patients the smile they’ve always wanted.

Mihaela

Dr Mihaela Paun

Dentist

GDC registration 262027. (DMD) ‘Grigore T.Popa’ University of Medicine & Pharmacy 2015.

We’re pleased to introduce Mihaela who has recently joined our team. Mika’s appointment will enable us to further enhance the service we offer you by making additional dental time available and reducing the waiting period when booking your next appointment. She prides herself in keeping up to date with modern dentistry techniques and applying those techniques to the benefit of her clients comfort and oral hygiene.

Mika got married in July last year and lives in York with her husband who is an engineer. When not at work Mika likes to engross herself in science fiction dramas and is an avid watcher of Game of Thrones and The Vikings, in addition she also likes reading sci-fi books.

Samantha

Samantha Hine

Dental Hygienist

GDC registration 278679. Diploma in Dental Hygiene, Leeds Dental Institute 2018.

Sam has worked in healthcare for over 10 years, and now enjoys working across both our practices in York and Driffield.

Sam moved from West Sussex to Leeds, to peruse a career in dentistry, and to complete her studies at Leeds Dental Institute. She finds working as a dental hygienist very rewarding, and feels lucky to have found such lovely, friendly practices to work in after qualifying. Sam likes to take a gentle and caring approach to patient care, and enjoys helping patients to feel at ease, in order to achieve their best level of oral health.

When not working Sam likes to go on adventures with her dog Baxter (getting taken for a walk by the dog!). She loves spending time with friends and family, and would also like to travel more and visit new places.

Kelly

Kelly Yates RDN

Reception Manager / Dental Nurse

GDC registration 267571.

Kelly went away from the dental profession in 2003 and returned in 2013, where she started as a Receptionist / Trainee dental nurse with Crystal Clear.

Having been with Crystal Clear for quite a few years, Kelly is now Reception Manager, looking after the day to day running of the business which she very much enjoys having the extra responsibilities. Kelly really likes to look after all her staff members which helps to keep a happy team, this is really important to her.

When Kelly isn’t having a very much needed admin day, she really loves working front of house, seeing her patients, which some she has known for sometime.

When not at work Kelly very much enjoys spending time with her husband Rich, son and the new addition to her family “Perro” the much loved Black Lab. They all like to go on long walks whenever they can.

Jessica

Jessica Ayre

Lead Dental Nurse RDN

GDC registration 284982.

Jessica has recently moved to York to be nearer her twin sister and to discover new job opportunities.

When given the chance to train as a dental nurse Jessica jumped at this and very much enjoys learning new skills performing to a high standard to make the dental experience, relaxed and enjoyable, for both the patients and the dentist she is working with. Socially Jessica enjoys seeing her friends, family and walking her dog Banjo.

Also having recently passed her driving test this has given Jessica a chance to explore all that York has to offer and given her a new lease on life.

Pollyann

Pollyann Wright

Trainee Dental Nurse

Polly joined Crystal Clear in October 2018, after working as a nursery nurse for a few years she decided she wanted a new challenge. Polly very much enjoys being a trainee dental nurse, she has embraced learning new skills along with completing all course work that is set for her week by week. Polly particularly likes talking with patients to make them feel happy and relaxed whilst they’re in our care.

Polly loves going out with her boyfriend and dog Jake for a day of exploring come rain or shine. And when Polly isn’t out on an adventure she likes nothing better than watching a good movie or challenging people on the XBox.

Michelle

Michelle Savage

3D Lipo Therapist / Tattoo Laser Removal Technician

Michelle has been a makeup artist for the last 10 years, and although she still works freelance she joined the 3D team because she wanted a new challenge. Having been a patient of ours last year and loving the results of her 3d Lipo course she was fascinated by the science behind the aesthetic of body and facial contouring using non evasive procedures.

Michelle could win an Olympic gold medal in chatting and asking questions (Just ask the boss!) She is friendly and likes to put every client at ease – knowing exactly how they feel as she’s been there herself.

Like everyone at the practice Michelle is an animal lover and in her spare time loves nothing more than walking her two Labradors Riley and Gus.

Millie

Millie

Practice Mascot

Millie is the much-loved, bouncy boxer puppy that vies to “rule the roost” in Ben’s house. Never shy to share an opinion, Millie is happy to pass on her guidance to anyone in earshot!.